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Elwood Edwards (born November 6, 1949) is an American voice over actor. He is best known as the voice of the Internet service provider America Online, which he first recorded in 1989. His greetings include "Welcome," "You've got mail," "You've got pictures," "You've got voice mail," and "File done," In 1989, Edwards's wife overheard online service Q-Link CEO Steve Case describe how he wanted to add a voice to its user interface. In October, Edwards's voice premiered on AOL's new program.
He started in radio while in high school. After high school he continued into television, working as a live booth announcer. Despite some on-air work, doing a car commercial, reporting news or sports and even a short stint as a weatherman (once proclaiming to New Bern, North Carolina that "You've got hail."), Edwards focused mainly on off-camera work.
Semi-retired, he used to sell personalized .wav files through his website.
- News Graphics Supervisor, WKYC-TV
- General Manager, KVVV
- Operations Manager, WAKC-TV
- Ops Supervisor/ Senior Director, WFTY-TV
- Production Mgr / Senior Director, WCTI-TV
- Senior Director, WITN-TV
- Announcer/Director, WNBE-TV
- Announcer/DJ, WHIT-AM
- "Home page of El Edwards, the Voice of "You've got mail"". 2007. Archived from the original on 2008-06-13.
- Haidet, Ryan C. (March 27, 2014). "Meet the local voice of AOL's 'You've Got Mail'". WKYC. Retrieved April 4, 2014.
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